Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Plaids: Is it really Fashionable (?!)

What's Hot right now? Plaids !


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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Monday, 27 October 2008

The so-called crisis..(old post)

Taken from DIVA, Sunday, November 13th, 2005
Since we were a kid, our life has been filled with choices, from simple things, like where to play, which dolls to play with., which cartoon to watch.

Then, as we grew older, the choices became more complicated, like, which crowd to hang out with, whom to date, which dress to use, or even more complex choices, like which university to go to and which major to take.

Then we went to college, and in my story, it was: study hard, party even harder, make more friends, more stories, more experiences… an A+ or a D- , to skip classes or to go to the library.

Then I went abroad… even more studies, more crazy experiences…more stories

Then I came back and work.

Then making choices has never been simple anymore…

LIFE is not simple anymore…

I used to think that I am the kind of person who knows what I want out of life.

Then I realize that, back then in 2003-2004, I was 25, and I still have no clue of who I am and what I want in life.

I was 25, and I have never had any serious nor steady relationship, I am not that passionate about my work, and I realize that I can never hold on to anybody else for my problems.

I made a self defense mechanism to those who approached me.

The idea started a year ago.

I met this American girl who happened to work here, and she mentioned that – we ( as in ‘me and her’) are in the period of life where every little things become so important that we turned into very cautious human beings and take everything so seriously. We suddenly want so many things in life—that we can’t possibly have. Not only that, the society—a.k.a our families and friends and colleagues—seemed to push us into doing the ‘ordinary things that people do’ like; getting married.

We called this term: quarter life crisis (like we are going to live 100 years… but we are very optimistic person)

Now, year 2005.

Last Friday night, we were at a club, in the middle of drinking, and buzzing and talking about ¼ life crisis…Then suddenly a friend of mine spoke in the middle of the music… “We are not in a ¼ life crisis… We are in stage called life crisis”

Then she paused.

I was about to assured her that it is only a ¼-love life-crisis when she spoke again

“ No…… not only our love life is in crisis… but our life. Honey, we are in crisis”

Then she smiled and nodded and finished her drink.

Are we, Am I?

Now, I am 26. I think I have found my passion in life (that is to write, meet new people and ‘go to places where no one has gone before’ :P ). I still work for the same company, but in a different department and am more optimistic about it. I still take things too seriously, still want things I can’t have, and am still figuring out where to go from here. Am I ready for a next phase in life…. or not. My love life? Well, still ‘haven’t found what I am looking for’ as U-2 said. Found an abundant resource for Mr Right-Now…… but still looking for Mr Right. I still make wrong choices – and not happy about it.

Is this what we called a quarter life crisis?

I have no idea…I am only 26.

NOTE: Fast Forward, 3 years later, 2008. I am now 29 years old, married, with one daughter. Well, and LIFE IS even more complicated. More choices like... which diaper brand to use.. what to cook tonight :P ... Ngyaiks! thank goodness i have passed those so-called 1/4 life crisis!!!

Nice things that make life worth living

Nice things that make life worth living…..

(2005 version)

1. Sleeping!!!

2. Linguini Aglio Olio and Hot Chocolate Melt—Izzi Pizza
3. Fast breaking with rose syrup.. ..YUMM! Indomie fried noodles with scrambled egg
4. Sitting in a very hectic place –like in orchard road, with a laptop and just start to write about all the silly things happen in an instant
5. Posting in my blog!
6. Listening to Beatles’ lyrics
7. Have a nice conversation about stupid little things in life—little specific details which I noted only after the conversation—with very nice people.
8. Open my email and sms inbox and found new messages
9. A deep-warm-hug from my hubby after an argument
10. Smell of baby cologne (ha!) and sweet perfumes
11. Reading detective novels ( agatha christie’s) and realize who the killer is, before you finished reading.

12. A small, warm, sudden kiss on my neck and shoulder (by my hubby of course :P
13. Waking up in the middle of a ramadan’s nite and feel the tranquility
14. Eating “ nasi goreng (fried rice)” plus "green chili (cabe rawit)!"

And more…(2008 version..)
15. Feeling the breath of your baby on ur breast while breastfeeding her..
16. Waking up at the wee wee hour of the nite to your baby soft cry.. (ok, this is so corny!!!)
17. Smell of baby diapers (ngyaiks!!)

Ok, guess I still have a lot a lot of thing to write but hey.. my memory is limited, so I’ll add some more later on….

I found myself in love .. or am I? and perbandingan electron dan debu (old posts)

Again, taken from DIVA, Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I found myself in love .. or am I?

If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn’t choose to come in the other person’s heart.

If you find someone else in love with you and you don’t love him, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage, do not cause pain.

If you fall in love with another, and he falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to regain it or to blame. Let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know in time.

Remember that you don’t choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away.

Give it back to the person who brought it alive in you.
Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit.
Give it to the world around you in anyway you can.

Love has its own time, its own seasons, and its own reason for coming and going. You cannot bribe it or persuade it, or reason it into saying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.

But if it chooses to leave from your heart or from the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and there is nothing you should do. Love always has been and always will be a mystery.

Be glad that it came to live for a moment in your life. So please…. Don’t deny love merely because you don’t want to be hurt…


PS: I didn't actually remember wheter I wrote the poem or not. I guess this one was a quote i got from an unsourced chain mail.

Perbandingan electron dan debu
From DIVA, April 16 2006.

How karma always haunts us whenever chances are available…
How circumstances can be twisted upside down in a matter of days..and dreams can be shattered in just a fraction of seconds..
but….how feelings and memories can stay glued to your senses for even longer than you expected…
How the world have changed for the past 6 months, but the heart still beating the same rhythm each and everyday since…
oh…How I feel so small comparing to the world…
….to the world you might be one person, but to that one person you might be the world…

‘dedicated to someone who have finally found his excitation energy .. to go to his distant star in the so-called pitch black sky… ‘
…..and that one person i mentioned earlier… is me dear..